The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels
This October, the Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard.
This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.
Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain, lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
The exhibition is sponsored by Faberge, Gemfields and Coutts, and is supported by Blavatnik Family Foundation.
For more in formation please visit the Museum of London website.